Shogo Kubo

Shogo Kubo

Kagoshima, Kagoshima, Japan
Death 24 Jun 2014 (aged 54)
Hawaii Kai, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 134379896 View Source
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Z-Boyzkateboarder Shogo Kubo, 54, dies
while paddle boarding alone in Hawaii

Legendary skateboarder Shogo Kubo has died while paddle boarding by himself off the coast of Hawai'i Kai, Honolulu.

Kubo, 54, passed away on Tuesday after witnesses saw him struggling in the water in an area known as 'Seconds' off Portlock Point and people swam out to bring him to the shore, authorities said.
Emergency responders tried to revive him, but he was pronounced dead on the beach.

Authorities are not calling the death suspicious.

*Shogo was born in Kushikino-City, Japan in 1959 and moved to West Los Angeles, California in 1971. He was motivated to skate and surf at the age of 12 by **Jay ADAMS, who use to skate in the parking lot outside the judo class they shared. After leaving the Zephyr team, he skated for the Z-Flex skateboards and earned his own skateboard model, the "Z-Woody".

*Source not verified.

Shogo along with **Jay Adams and Bob Biniak were of the original members of the Zephyr surf shop's Z-Boys skateboarding team, which was formed in Venice, California in 1975.

Find A Grave contributor G Jack Donahue has sponsored Shogo's memorial.

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